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,700 people without power. i just talked to p and g and they tell us there's about 150 customers in the dark. they expect to have them back online by 7:00 a.m. >>> storm number one went through during the morning commute. it made a mess. it was wet and windy the check out the rainfall totals. not a heavy rain event as far as winter storms, but it was went. over an inch in santa rosa. what does it mean? well we're doing real well year to date. 102% in santa rosa. 106% of average in san francisco. 59% of average in san jose. here's a promise i will make you. when we come back on monday, all the averages are going to be well over 100% of average. 100, 125% of average. your complete forecast coming up. >>> crews worked to remove a tree that is leaning on some power lines. >> there was kind of a flash boom and the power went out. >> the tree that fell is in the 1300 block of brown street and came down during the high winds and rain this morning. neighbors say it took pg&e nearly four hours to arrive and turnoff the power. >> the lake is full. at 100% of capacity before today's rain which is expec
sent to us. the entire football field was covered. >>> and the front brought up to 18-inches of snow in the sierra. that meant increased hazards for drivers. at this hour, chains are required. some sierra resorts are open opening ski runs later this month. they say they got a foot of new snow over the past 24 hours and their new snow making machines are adding everyone more. >>> and a ktvu.com you will find tools to track the weather any time including the forecast for your city. also live radar for storm tracker ii. >>> new video tonight of a fatal drive by shooting in oakland. witnesses tell us a car pulled up next to the victim's car. a person got out but unloaded shots into the vehicle where the teen was sitting. the shooting happened just after 7:00 on 26th avenue in the fruitvale. witnesses say the victim was a teenage boy who lived in the neighborhood. his name has not yet been released. there's no description so far of the shooter or the get away car. >>> president obama addressed the so called fiscal cliff today in his first public comment since election night. he said that
, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> i'm julie haener. police tell us, thanksgiving eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year. some refer to it as blackout wednesday. some officials say it is second only to new years for drunk driving violations. leave in petaluma, he found college students getting together for cocktails, and police getting together for a busy night. >> reporter: you can see behind me on this blackout wednesday, people are already out having a good time. we have a long ways to go. police are just hoping people don't party too much. >> these college age women are home for thanksgiving and are catching out over a drink called a swamp water. >> just back in town and hanging out. >> just a good feeling to come home. petaluma is a good town to come home to. >> the bars are just packed. i don't know why everyone wants to drink so much a night before eating a bunch of turkey. >> reporter: sometimes, the celebrations go too far. this was the scene two years ago. >> we had problems with bars overserving. young people, fights. you know, dui's. >> reporter: extra officers will
money. i will save you. >> my name is the morning after ferry. >> reporter: others told us this is their first castro halloween. >> i'm actually from san diego. moved to the bay area, and this is where it's at. >> reporter: one man performed the gangnam style dance. at this hour, the mood remains festive despite the small turn out. amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> new video tonight of an accident in santa rosa. the children were in a crosswalk with their parents when they were struck by a vehicle. it happened about 7:30 on north dutten avenue near west 8th street. police tell us the 10-year-old boy, and 4-year-old girl were transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. the driver stopped, and is cooperating with authorities. >>> a steady rain also fell on san francisco tonight. which areas are being hit hardest, and what to expect tomorrow in 9 minutes. >>> halloween in san francisco paled in comparison to the massive celebration of the world series champion san francisco giants today. more than a million spectatorred turned out. even though this is the
. but we begin with debora villalon who tells us truck drivers may have to find other routes. >> reporter: as rain is going to start out, wind will be a bigger problem than rain to start out. and in some of the bay area bridges wind can be a big hazard. behind this big rig, this offer knows it's not going to be such a smooth drive. >> if the wind becomes too substantial, and if it's causing vehicles to topple over or that's a concern then the bridge will be shut down for big riggs and high profile vehicles. >> in storms like this we do expect there to be some power outages. >> reporter: pg & e also bracing, bringing winds down before winds do it. still crews can't get every branch so a flashlight with fresh batteries should be a must. creeks are way downright now. still sandbags are at the ready and san anselmo is sending out alerts. >> i think my first teammate is coming in 24 hours ago. >> they're pretty secure here, they're not going to go over. >> reporter: it might be a time to baton down the christmas decorations so they're not wrecked by the bridge. this nevato homeowner says her c
a home in a neighborhood of million dollars homes. amber lee is live now to tell us what happened. >> reporter: investigators are still on scene making sure there are no flair ups. the fire started here and spread next door. the fire broke out around 7:00 tonight on firmwood. neighbors told me dinner was interrupted by the smell of fire. they initially thought it was someone's fireplace that is until they looked outside. >> this house was on fire like i've never seen before. it was the most frightening thing i had ever seen. it was unbelievable how hot and bright it was. i could feel the intensity on my face. it was out of control. >> reporter: fire crews said when they arrived the home was fully engulfed in flames. the assistant fire chief tells us the house was unoccupied and currently under construction. making it hard for firefighters to go in. >> to protect our members, there were no people, only property, we fought it from outside to protect our people. >> reporter: neighbors tell us they suspect roofers caused the fire. >> they were working on the roof, they were using a bi
's locker room. firefighters didn't take any chances inside using self- contained breathing apparatuses. personal trainer told me what happened right before they evacuated about 150 people from the building. >> one of my other clients came up to me and said, hey marlon there's something really strong in the bathroom. really strong and burning sensation, her eyes were burning and her -- she was coughing right after. >> reporter: a firefighter told me about 45 minutes ago that the odor was caused by eucalyptus room. the symptoms dissipate about an hour and a half. all of the victims went home and not to the hospital. i just we -- i just went back in and talked to club staff and they told me they will close at their regular hour at 11:00 and open at 5:00 in the morning. they also told me that the locker room is back open. >>> a sink hole opened up this afternoon swallowing the back wheels of a truck. the incident happened about 4:30 today. these pictures from a neighborhood blog show the large truck stuck in that hole. it is still unclear what caused the sinning hole or when it will be f
. and amber lee is going to show us why the morning commute is going to be a mess but we begin with jana katsuyama with where the heaviest rain has been falling so far. >> reporter: it's been a downpour here. crews have been here trying to clear out the leaves and the debris from low lying areas and we are on third street where you can see the road dips down. that's the area where police are concerned about. they're expecting for a lot of rain to fill this area. water has already saturated the ground and more rain keeps falling. >> during intense rainfalls it rises rapidly. >> reporter: fire officials say people should be weary of streams and rivers as well as pooling water and flooding. >> if you find standing water and you cannot tell how deep it is do not drive through it. it doesn't take a lot of water to either move a vehicle or float a vehicle. >> reporter: tonight just a small pile of sand remains at the municipal yard. trash cans strategically marked and placed around the move to catch any leaks from heavy rain. in heelsburg rain fell on the russian river where rain is expected
't even know he was missing. amber lee tells us how police found this little boy. >> reporter: police tell us they used every resource available to find this little 11-year-old boy. he was found near palocita school at 11:00 p.m.. we went to the home of the boy. while we were speaking to the family, police called to tell us that the boy had been found and that they were trying to locate the father. when we told police we were with the family they asked us to let us know he was safe. >> police just found him. >> really. >> they just found him and they are going to call you any minute now. >> hello. >> mr. ren handed the phone to his stepson when detectives called because he doesn't speak english. >> hi, hi. okay where? >> reporter: in mandarin, the father thanks police. the boy's stepbrother says he is relieved. >> very happy right now. >> we caught up with father and son after they were reunited with each other. >> how are you doing? >> good. >> where did you go? >> to my friend's house. >> reporter: ren told us that he went to a different friend's home. and that he didn't want to call his
of the dead and honors those no longer with us including loved ones and ancestors. amber lee is with us to show us the roots of this tradition. >> reporter: we're live where people have set up altars like this one. but the main attraction is the annual procession through the streets of the mission. all eyes were drawn to the aztec dancers and their colorful head gear witnessed by hundreds in the procession many with candles. the spirit of ancestors come to visit once a year on this day. >> i'm teeling -- feeling very happy and feel great to showcase our culture. >> they have the food and drink that they love and things like that to honor the dead. >> reporter: this woman told us the tradition of face paint appealed to her as she honored her friend robert yagey killed in a bicycling accident years ago. >> i love that people come together to make art in the name of someone they love to create something beautiful, you know when things are seemingly falling apart. >> reporter: this woman built an altar if her late son-in-law and deceased family members. >> this is like bringing them back
for us to process them. that 20% for us could be 60,000 ballots and could take three or four days to count. >> election staff can't go home until all of the precincting deliver their ballast. -- their ballots. these workers will be up late into the night to make sure everything gets processed. >> and more results now. measure a is winning so far. that means an $11 parcel tox will be over the next six years to help fund the community college district, assuming it passes. >> richmond voters are rejecting a proposed soda tax. if approved they would have a fee on one cent per ounce of sugar sweet beverages. it's losing with a 68% no vote. the latest tallly shows the next measure is winning with 62%. voters appear to be voting down a'a patient on measurement c. it would be taxed at a rate of 4%. >> debates and campaign battle. after the dust settles, washington remains the same as it was before the election. let's go there with scott. >> reporter: the president keeps the white house. republicans keep the u.s. house and democrat keep the senate. after two years of washington gridlock,
that police were looking for a hit-and-run driver. the cyclist told us he suffered a major concussion. he also lost his bike, which he says was stuck to the front of the vehicle. the damaged bike was later found. police say the woman apologized, but is being charged with felony hit-and- run. her name still hasn't been released. >>> more problems tonight for toyota. the company is recalling hundreds of thousands of prius hybrids. many prius owners are just now hearing about this recall. >> reporter: frank, many toyota customers told us they bought a prius because of its gas mileage and dependability. tonight, school teacher marian mark drove her 2007 prius to the downtown toyota of oakland dealership to get her tires checked. she told us she wasn't aware of the latest recall. >> if there's a recall, i'm glad they're being honest and hoping to fix it. >> reporter: toyota is voluntarily recalling 600,000 priuses in the u.s. the 2004 through 2009 models. the problem is a potentially defective steering wheel. of the same cars, 300,000 may also have a faulty water pump that may cause the prius to st
. >> we want you to succeed. let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> reporter: but can the speaker make deals with the white house and still satisfy tea party republicans. >> i'm not sure i see that changing over the next few years. >> reporter: usf political analyst, david latterman says republicans are at a cross roads. either continue to stone call -- >> or do they get the message that a lot of people don't want that, and there is room for compromise, and they do come to some accommodation on a couple things. >> reporter: diana feinstein says there's hope. >> we have to find some ways to use that word, which some are disdainful of berks you which i see in an enormously confident sense, and that word is compromise. >> this isn't something that i'm going drawing lining in the sand. he's not going to draw any lines in the sand, i don't believe. >> reporter: compromise may be what voters want, but republicans may be seeming to decide if compromise not only works for the cou
tells us again that every time it rains, slow down. live in novato, ken wayne. >>> moisture has been pushing on shore all day. but the dynamics are just now arriving. you saw ken wayne in the frontal system. the main dynamics, the main rain but it's heading out. first thing we point out is all the moisture. it's been wet all day. the dynamics are now just reaching the bay. you see some of the heaviest rain near millvalely. i got reports of heavy rainfall, maybe a quarter inch an hour rainfall out toward san rafael as well as out toward richmond. check out san francisco in the outer richmond, the outer sunset. the in is falling out toward the loan mountain. you have rain out toward daily city and the bay view district and showers now down toward shark park in pacifica and san francisco airport. drop across the bay over toward emeryville up in broadway terrace. you have showers up in orinda as well. these showers now are starting to increase and they will continue to increase as we go through the next hour so as this system starts to work its way south. this is the general motion. it
. >> reporter: johnson told us where he would like to see police focus patrols. jackson put jerry brown on the spot asking for help to stop the violence. >> he said he would do it and it's happening tonight. so we're thankful for all that we can get. >> yeah, we're being robbed. >> reporter: this woman says she's operated a beauty shop in east oakland for 20 years. >> we really need it, we really need it. best thing to ever happen. >> reporter: in the past these extra patrols usually take place on the weekends. bishop jackson tells us crime spikes wednesday through sunday and that's when most officers are needed. amber lee, ktvu news. >>> ahead in 15 minutes the outpouring of support for an oakland shopkeeper gunned down in a robbery last night. how family members hoped to find their killer. >>> police credit a tactical units for getting six guns off the street. officers say one man had two guns, the special tactical unit is designed to suppress violence. >>> california parol agents say they arrested 85 sex offenders during the annual halloween sweep known as operation boo. the arrest
as well as community activists. the message stop the war in gaza and end u.s. support of israel. >> i'm here because i've seen this too many times before with israel the aggressor against the palestinian people. >> i think there's been a false demonstration that israel is retaliating. in fact, already there are far more palestinian casuals than there are israeli. >> reporter: proisrael groups staged a counter protest. >> i am here because i was in israel in 2009 when the rockets first hit. and then it was really, really horrible. >> the jewish community does not want to see this escalate into a full out war but israel has a right to defend its citizens. >> reporter: the san francisco police department had a lot of extra barricades on hand as well as nearly 20 officers on scene just in case. the protest lasted about 90 minutes during the evening rush hour and ended with no injuries and no arrests. in san francisco, cara liu, channel 2 news. >>> a veteran correspondent who is in the middle east says it feels like war. bombs sounded ke thunder in gaza city tonight. israel has launched a
rasmussen and he tells us getting around requires a lot of patience, eric. >> reporter: it certainly did tonight. julie right now we're down to just the slightest mist but the rain was coming down at a good clip. actually talked to some people who said they tried to wait out the run and the rain in the afternoon commute. but when they got on the roads tonight they still got stuck in some heavy traffic. wet roads and rattled nerves had some drivers waiting an hour or more just to get across the bay bridge from san francisco to oakland. >> how's your commute going tonight? >> sucks. >> it's not a good commute. >> reporter: drivers in the east bay shared that frustration. chopper2 captured this massive back up on 580 near liver mother this afternoon even after crews cleared a big rig crash on the highway. parts of the north bay saw some of the heaviest rain tonight but it did not stop natalie from walking her two husky, max and burne. >> there's a story about the two mischievous boys. >> reporter: and they're out in the rain. >> dragging me as usual. where i live over here it floods a bit.
three hours earlier this year. at toys are us, there were deals at 8:00 p.m. >> we like the toys and markers and stuff like that. >> there is a train set we want for my kids. >> thanksgiving day is becoming a bargain hunter's holiday, sears opened its doors, people in oakland lining up at 4:30 to get fifty inch televisions for $300. in dublin there were lines and people hoping to get laptops for $180 and that is men recognized each other from last year. >> we said we will set up our tents and try to get deals. >> we have coffee and tea and everything. >> according to the national retail federation, stores depend on holiday sales for 25 to 40% of their annual revenue. spending is expected to be up 4.1% this year and some shoppers say they like the convenience of the longer hours. >> it adds an extra day and it helps out. >> i think i like to it have it on thanksgiving so now i can plan more. after this i need to go to the other malls and then tomorrow i need to plan for costco. >>> target and many other stores are staying open tonight through friday evening and judging by how full
, with all the rest of us. reporting live in boston, rita williams, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> more details now, the national polls show a very tight race. an average of 8 polls shows president obama at 48.8%, and mitt romney at 48.1%. keep in mind, it is the electoral college that will determine the winner. >> volunteers are working to get out the vote in battleground states. the lines are buzzing with volunteers at phone banks dialing out of state area codes. >> reporter: frank, tomorrow morning in church meeting room will become a polling place. while it was quiet tonight, we saw last minute voting activities going at full speed. volunteers for the president worked the phones tonight in walnut creek. they're calling republicans, independents, and undecided voters in battleground states. >> you are in a very, very important state. you're in nevada. >> reporter: the mood and message differ from four years ago. hope and change now translate to stay the course, and finishing what the president started. volunteers say the work is harder this time. >> we have to do our homework and we have to know
in the shadelands business park when she was grabbed. the two men drove the victim to atm's, and used her business card. what you're looking at here are images of one of the suspects who went by the name aubrey. police say the other suspect went by the name david. >>> an artist from southern california will not face charges, following his arrest at a security check point at oakland airport because of his watch. 49-year-old jeffrey mcgan went to court this morning and learned the alameda district attorney has declined to file charges. tsa stopped him after noticing his watch might be some sort of timing device for an explosive. he was arrested, then posted bail, and was released. here is a picture of that watch. his attorney says his client is an artist, and he made the watch. he also says, mcgann has flown with it before without any problems. >>> defense attorneys for one goh told a superior court judge that a psychiatrist has found goh is a paranoid schizophrenic. the defense says goh is unable to cooperate with his lawyers, because he doesn't understand the justice system. >> the defense still
's clerk. damage to vehicles might be covered we auto insurance. >>> port officials tell us via e-mail that benjamin will not receive any severance or payment in exchange for his retirement. the board is still investigating quan. we've been told he's left the country. the retirement of its executive director follow our ktvu investigation including a 5,000 bill from a houston strip club charged to the port. >>> 26-year-old garrett gibson is recovered from a major concussion as well as scrapes and bruises. he was hit by an suv while bicycling yesterday morning. investigators say the suspect was driving a late model black porsche cayanne. if caught the driver could be hit felony charges for hit-and- run and theft since the bicycle is still missing. >>> police say they show one of the kidnappers at an atm last week. investigators say the two men held a 57-year-old woman captive for several hours while they drove around using her atm card. the man in the video is described as white in his early to mid-20s, 5'11", about 185 pounds with short dark hair. the second kidnapper is described
and friends have been gather here at the hospital. and they just told us the name of the victim, sandica patel and her daughter sal. >> reporter: relatives and friends came to the hospital to keep a vigil to the mother and daughter. they're also mourning the death of another daughter, misha tand. featured here on her facebook page. >> i didn't know it would turn out like this. i'm just very sorry that it had to happen. >> reporter: the highway patrol says nisha was driving in her family's gold lexus suv when her vehicle slammed into the back of a police cruiser. >> for an unknown reason the gold suv swerved to the right, struck our patrol car, the left rear and continued to overturn. >> reporter: the chp says alcohol and drugs were not factors in the accident. and it's still trying to determine what caused the father to veer off the road. friends tell us the tandel family had driven from san bruno late last night to the gilroy outlets to go shopping. >> they wanted to go shopping for black friday. and then so like this morning, they were coming back from gilroy. >> reporter: friends also say n
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